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Marriott International

June 29, 2011 12:02 ET

Eat, Play and Save With Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Beautiful Washington, DC Hotel Suites Offering AAA Members 15% Off and Free Breakfast

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2011) - Summer in the city is heating up with seasonal festivities and discounted lodging at premier hotels in Washington, DC. Perfect for weekend getaways or extended family vacations, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is offering a special discount to AAA/CAA members so they can experience the hub of excitement beginning with Fourth of July Celebrations and national monuments to remarkable festivals and cultural attractions found only in Washington, DC.

The new Eat, Play and Save with Marriott® package at one of the city's premier Washington, DC resorts allows AAA/CAA members up to 15% off standard rates in addition to complimentary breakfast for two and children ages 12 and under. Added savings can easily add up to more "doing" and there's plenty to do in this remarkable city. Only a limited number of rooms are available, so travelers should make reservations early in order to experience summer fun in the city and utilize these discounted rates on prime Washington, DC hotel suites now through September 11, 2011.

Just in time for the Fourth of July, there's no better place to celebrate the nation's birthday, than in Washington, DC, where a spirited morning parade down Constitution Avenue will kick-off the day. Guest stars and soloists will be among the cast when the musical pageant "A Capitol Fourth" is presented on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol at 8 p.m. followed by spectacular fireworks above the National Mall. Billed as an Independence Day celebration to top all others, National FreedomFest will also be held July 3-4 at The Yards Park on the Capitol Riverfront. More than 40 bands and DJs will perform on five stages during the two-day event which also features food, crafts and all-around family fun, including appearances by the Budweiser Clydesdales, The Dirty Heads and Yolanda Be Cool. And, of course there's nothing more American than baseball, so MLB fans can witness the Washington Nationals as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in a four-game series at nearby National's Park. With 45 home games scheduled July 1 through Sept. 30, baseball is alive and well in Washington, DC.

The National Zoo, located across the street from Washington Marriott Wardman Park, is not to be missed. With around 2,000 animals from about 400 different species, you can easily spend the day visiting an array of exciting exhibits including, giant pandas, Asian elephants, baby gorillas, African lions, giant Pacific octopuses and much more. The National Zoo is open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. every day of the week, with free admission.

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival July 7-11, dedicated this year to Colombia, the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps and rhythm and blues music is a popular celebration of this nation's cross-cultural heritage and another popular event. Summer travelers visiting Washington, DC with kids may also enjoy the Sixth Annual Capital Fringe Festival which runs July 7-24 and features a full schedule of dance, puppetry and theatre performances providing artists, whether new or established, with a venue in which to express and develop their talents.

Travelers may take advantage of the Eat, Play and Save package by using promotional code Z2H when booking online at or by calling 1-800-228-9290. Guests must present their Show Your Card & Save AAA/CAA Membership card at check-in. Please visit hotel website for additional terms and conditions.

About the Washington Marriott Wardman Park

The Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is an impeccable luxury hotel located on 16 garden acres and offers an extensive selection of opulent guest rooms and impressive hotel suites in DC to meet the needs of travelers, whether visiting for business or leisure. Guests are provided with five dining options onsite, and are conveniently located across the street from the National Zoo and near a variety of popular restaurants and entertainment venues.

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